Wednesday, August 11, 2010
There are many arguments against passing another extension. All of them rest in the dollars and cents side of things - how the bill will be paid for, how it will affect the economy, how likely job growth is because of the bill, etc. Now, there's arguments that illegal aliens could be getting benefits, too!
Illegal immigration is a very hot topic in politics as well, with controversial state immigration laws popping up all over. What started in Arizona has spread to other states, including Florida.
States are supposed to have software that helps them validate claims for unemployment benefits. In Colorado, a controversial workorder was issued, shutting the software off. This allowed illegal aliens to slip through the cracks and receive unemployment checks.
With irresponsible spending rampant in the government, what hope do the Tier 5 99er supporters have of ensuring that benefits extensions are passed, when it's difficult at best to trust the state and federal governments to ensure that only qualified expenditures are paid?
Reference: National Policy Institute